Thursday, October 12, 2017

ASTRO FORECAST: OCTOBER 12th—22nd, 2017

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCTOBER 12th to 22nd, 2017


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2017

On Thursday the Earth will shake and conflicts will rumble around the globe ... and throughout your own household when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to the Sun. This is the Cancer Third Quarter Moon, which is the DISCORDIA MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... The goddess Discordia can be a powerful friend ... or deadly foe. Many gay men have assertiveness problems. On a gay spiritual level, the Discordia Moon shines its light on problem areas where you need to stand up and assert yourself. Anger is one of the most cathartic emotions, and it can also be a very effective cleanser of the emotional system. However, when it becomes a habit, it actually loses its power to transform and becomes an obstacle to growth. Meditations and rituals during the Discordia Moon can help you in identifying the role anger plays in your life and restoring it to its proper function so that it can bring new energy and expansiveness to your emotional life.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2017

On Friday, you find exactly the right words for that important email, post or tweet when Libra Mercury forms a positive sextile aspect with precise Saturn.

SAT-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th-15th, 2017

This weekend, Mercury is in opposition to Uranus, igniting spontaneous verbal explosions. Pent-up anger bursts out into all-out armed conflict. This is a classic textbook recipe for terrorist attacks. It definitely spells trouble for the world's hot spots. The threat of assassination looms large, as does the danger of terrorism. You need to be on guard for outbursts of rage. The important thing is to be aware where your rage is coming from. Don't vent your rage on innocent victims. Instead, be consciously aware of the source of your anger so that you can harness the powerful energies to carry out constructive projects you have been stalling on for way too long.

MON-TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th-17th, 2017

This week starts out nicely when the Sun forms a cozy sextile aspect with Saturn, which provides an opportunity to slow down and stand back and review what plans you have in for the final quarter of 2017. No matter how fast and furiously (and destructively) things have been occurring so far this year, you now have a chance to analyze and study what needs to be done to ensure things are smoother the rest of the year.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2017

Wednesday is the riskiest day of the year when two major configurations provide for major change: Sun opposition Uranus and Mercury conjunction Jupiter. Mercury aligns in perfect conjunction with Jupiter. This is a fortuitous configuration which enhances good luck, which you will need later this week. Not only are you lucky, but you find the right words to say at the right time ... and take the right actions ... to make your good fortune come true. In addition, sudden and abrupt change can occur with Earth-shattering results when the Sun is in 180-degree opposition to rebellious Uranus. This configuration occurs once a year and always brings unexpected and exciting encounters or events which shake up the world ... including your own personal world. Adapting to any changes requires extra effort, and any excitement may leave your nerves frayed. These unexpected and quite possibly unwanted changes can manifest in yourself, through a partner, or through an external event. Although initially upsetting and you may resist any change, it may offer a better way forward for you if you keep an open mind. You may anticipate something new on the horizon or feel nervous anxiety. Think about doing something out of the ordinary to satisfy your curiosity, otherwise the electric and spontaneous energy may escape in a destructive way such as a minor accident. Odd behavior or a radical about face in someone close to you may cause anxiety too. They may be looking for more personal freedom and any resistance or dominance from you would further encourage any rebelliousness. Arguments or separation may result from impatience or an inability on your part to adapt. It is possible now that someone new may enter your life who brings about much-needed change.

THURS-FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th-20th, 2017

Overnight Thursday-Friday we come to the LIBRA NEW MOON... the Lunar Phase we call the TRIPOD MOON in Antinous Moon Magic in honor of the clouds of incense with which three-footed incense braziers filled the Ancient Temples of Antinous. The clouds of incense created a sacred other-worldly atmosphere of intoxication and purification ... but made rational decision-making difficult. If you are having trouble "seeing the fog", the Libra New Moon will show you where the confusion lies.

SAT-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st-22nd, 2017

This weekend is dominated by two sign changes: Mars enters Libra and the Sun enters Scorpio. On Saturday a quantum shift occurs when Mars leaves persnickety Virgo and enters diplomatic Libra, where the war god will remain until 9 December 2017. This means that in the coming months it will be easier to find elegant compromises to resolve difficult conflicts with a minimum of effort. That is very much needed on the global level, of course But in your personal life, Libra Mars helps you to free yourself of old complications which have kept you bound and tied up. When the Sun is in Scorpio, the guiding principle of Scorpio is "I desire". Scorpio is the sign of depth, intimacy, and extremes of feeling. Superficiality simply will not do with the Sun in Scorpio. We have the desire to get to the bottom of matters. Mediocrity does not satisfy either. All that is hidden, taboo, secret, or suppressed interests us. The time for diplomacy (Sun in Libra) is over. Now it is time for incisive action (Sun in Scorpio).

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between October 23rd and 29th when we come to the Aquarius First Quarter Moon ... the Lunar Phase in Antinous Moon Magic which we call the altruistic and magnanimous CONCORDIA MOON ... the perfect night for laying enmity and strife to rest ... and open your heart to healing love .... More details next time.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

JASPER, JADE, PERIDOT TRANSMUTE ANGER
By Our Crystal Therapy Adviser Martin Campbell



TONIGHT's Discordia Moon (Cancer Third Quarter Moon) confronts us with the challenges of anger suppressed or expressed (perhaps too vehemently in some cases!). My suggestions for crystals to mediate with, through this period, are:

Jasper - this crystal/stone gives you the courage to face and deal with problems which are causing stress or anger. So hopefully will help avoid the anger as it emerges. There are various colours/colors of Jasper so you may want to hold a few different colours to find the one that best helps you get in touch with the courage you are wanting to find.   

Rhodonite - this is a wonderful stone which helps to transmute anger and give the user the strength to heal the cause. It is one of my favourites/favorites!

Red Jade - this is good for releasing anger and letting off steam.

Peridot - this is a beautiful, translucent, green, semi-precious crystal usually found in volcanic areas. It is, perhaps, not surprising, therefore, that it helps you to relieve stress and anger. It is best worn in pendants or rings so the effect is continuous. 

The photo at the top of this entry shows a pendant composed of red jade "apples" and green peridot "leaves" on a wrought wire silver Tree of Life.

Love and Light,
MARTIN


MARTIN CAMPBELL is a priest of Antinous and an author living in Britain who is adept at Antinous Moon Magic in its special forms of pendulum, card reading and crystal magic. He is the author of THE LOVE GOD, a historical novel tracing the life of Antinous from the moment his tousle-haired head emerges from his mother's womb under auspicious stars in Asia Minor to the moment his head sinks beneath the swirling waters of the Nile on a starry evening in Egypt.

THE DISCORDIA MOON
THE CANCER THIRD QUARTER MOON



DISCORDIA is the deity we honor during tonight's Cancer Third Quarter Moon, which occurs after the Autumnal Equinox and heralds the onset of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere. For our brothers in the Southern Hemisphere the Discordia Moon signals that hot days will soon be here.

In Antinous Moon Magic, each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the Discordia Moon is the Spirit of Rage and Fury. It is the embodiment of wrathfulness, exasperation, irritation, dudgeon, bile, gall, malice, combativeness and irascibility. It is as mad as can be and has no more patience.

The key words are: Rage. Wrath. Anger. Dispute. Fighting. Intense Annoyance. Aggravation. Aggression. Conflict. War.

This Lunar Phase takes in all "rage issues" from annoyance with a loud neighbor to all-out physical altercations.

In ages past, this was when the gypsy fortune-teller would do a reading for a young man, saying, "War is coming and you must fight!"

On a psychological level, meditations during this Lunar Phase show where your anger or aggression lies in a reading. On a gay spiritual level, it shows where you need to stand up and assert yourself.

Anger can be a powerful ally, since it is filled with energy that we can harness and use to create change in the world.

It is one of the most cathartic emotions, and it can also be a very effective cleanser of the emotional system.

However, when it becomes a habit, it actually loses its power to transform and becomes an obstacle to growth.


Meditations and rituals during the Discordia Moon can help you in identifying the role anger plays in your life and restoring it to its proper function so that it can bring new energy and expansiveness to your emotional life.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

JUPITER IN SCORPIO 2017-2018
THE ANTINOUS REVOLUTION BEGINS



JUPITER plunges into passionate, power-hungry Scorpio, the zodiac's sign of sex, emotional bonds, shared finances and wealth, from 10 October 2017 to 8 November 2018.

Life takes a turn for the mysterious as expansive Jupiter makes his annual sign change. Jupiter takes 12 years to circle the sun, meaning it spends about a year in each astrological sign.

As he flows into Scorpio's deep waters, he is simultaneously ending his tour of harmonious Libra, the sign of love and relationships, which began on September 9, 2016. We were hoping peace would descend on our planet with the red-spotted planet in the sign of interpersonal harmony for the past 13 months. 

But after a year of international turmoil, human rights setbacks and political unrest, it is clear that Jupiter's job was to pull back the curtain on the many ways we are NOT as balanced as Libra energy would prefer us to be.

From October 10, 2017, to November 8, 2018, Jupiter descends into the swirling, secretive and sensual waters of Scorpio. This could ignite a different kind of revolution ... and it might be a sexual one. Fetishwear could find its way into fashion again, and certain taboos about kink could all but disappear.

Similarly, we can expect great strides to occur in the modern religion of Antinous. LGBT rights, which have been a hot-button issue for the past year for both the right and left, will swell in importance. 

Jupiter was last in Scorpio from October 26, 2005 until November 23, 2007, so page back to that time for clues of what could resurface now.

While Jupiter was in Libra, we wanted things fair and democratic. And when they weren't it stood out in stark relief, spurring outrage and providing nonstop fodder for nightly news programming. Scorpio's fixation, however, is on power: sexual, financial and political.

Of course, there’s an apt saying here that absolute power "corrupts absolutely." The oligarchs could either strengthen their insane stronghold while Jupiter is in Scorpio OR have their corruption totally exposed. 

At his best, Jupiter is a high-minded influence so there may be a new form of currency in the power game: Truth and authenticity.

Deep-diving Scorpio is known for being jealous and possessive, but experimental Jupiter is all about freedom. These energies are a curious mix that could lead to some interesting explorations and philosophical debates in the area of LGBT issues regarding gender, religious tolerance and politics.

Regardless of what actually manifests during this Jupiter in Scorpio transit ... at a global or personal level ... rest assured: It will anything but routine. The Antinous revolution begins now. Time to dive deep!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

ASTRO FORECAST: OCTOBER 5th—15th, 2017

Antinous Astrology Forecast

OCTOBER 5th to 15th, 2017


THURS-FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th-6th, 2017

Overnight Thursday-Friday we come to the ARIES FULL MOON which amps up the tension levels 100 percent! Be careful: In Antinous Moon Magic we call this the LIGHTNING MOON for the bolt of lightning which nearly killed Hadrian and Antinous atop Mount Cassius in autumn of the year 129 AD. The LIGHTNING MOON is the most impetuous and accident-prone moon of the year ... More details next time.

SAT-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th-8th, 2017

This weekend your mind is aflame with ideas when the Sun aligns with Mercury in Libra but tempers flare as Venus is in a 90-degree right-angle square to stubborn Saturn. Venus-square-Saturn means that relationship discussions are fraught with stumbling blocks. And because Venus and Saturn also have a play in money and business, you can expect problems in that area as well.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 2017

On Monday casual conversations turn into ugly arguments which can end in tears when lying Libra Mercury squares off against stubborn Capricorn Pluto. Mercury is deceptively smooth-talking in Libra and Pluto is eager to dismantle established structures in Capricorn (which explains what is happening in global finances and politics). Mercury square Pluto is an aspect which encourages con men to try to pull a fast one on gullible souls. If you are gullible, then watch out. If you are a con man, then this is your day to shine.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10th, 2017

On Tuesdayy batten down the hatches because storms and earthquakes are in store when the Sun forms a 90-degree right angle with Pluto — a configuration which happens twice a year and which invariably spawns strife, conflict, warfare and even bad weather. The good news is that this configuration lasts only about 48 hours.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2017

On Wednesday things get intense when Mars forms a 90-degree square right angle to Saturn. It is like driving down a highway with one foot on the brake and the other on the accelerator because Mars wants to press the pedal to the metal, while Saturn wants a cautious, go-slow approach. The result is pent-up frustration which boils over into rage. Open warfare breaks out not only in crisis regions of the world, but also in street traffic, in your work place and in your domestic relationship. Cold-blooded, vengeful wrath strangles out rational thought.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2017

On Thursday the Earth will shake and conflicts will rumble around the globe ... and throughout your own household when ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is at right angles to the Sun. This is the Cancer Third Quarter Moon, which is the DISCORDIA MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... The goddess Discordia can be a powerful friend ... or deadly foe. Many gay men have assertiveness problems. On a gay spiritual level, the Discordia Moon shines its light on problem areas where you need to stand up and assert yourself. Anger is one of the most cathartic emotions, and it can also be a very effective cleanser of the emotional system. However, when it becomes a habit, it actually loses its power to transform and becomes an obstacle to growth. Meditations and rituals during the Discordia Moon can help you in identifying the role anger plays in your life and restoring it to its proper function so that it can bring new energy and expansiveness to your emotional life.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2017

On Friday, you find exactly the right words for that important email, post or tweet when Libra Mercury forms a positive sextile aspect with precise Saturn.

SAT-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th-15th, 2017

This weekend, Mercury is in opposition to Uranus, igniting spontaneous verbal explosions. Pent-up anger bursts out into all-out armed conflict. This is a classic textbook recipe for terrorist attacks. It definitely spells trouble for the world's hot spots. The threat of assassination looms large, as does the danger of terrorism. You need to be on guard for outbursts of rage. The important thing is to be aware where your rage is coming from. Don't vent your rage on innocent victims. Instead, be consciously aware of the source of your anger so that you can harness the powerful energies to carry out constructive projects you have been stalling on for way too long.

SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:

Another exciting week lies ahead between October 9th and 15th when we come to the LIBRA NEW MOON... the Lunar Phase we call the TRIPOD MOON in Antinous Moon Magic in honor of the clouds of incense with which three-footed incense braziers filled the Ancient Temples of Antinous. The clouds of incense created a sacred other-worldly atmosphere of intoxication and purification ... but made rational decision-making difficult. If you are having trouble "seeing the fog", the Libra New Moon will show you where the confusion lies .... More details next time.


METEOR GLASS FOR THE LIGHTNING MOON
By Our Crystal Therapy Adviser Martin Campbell

 

THE Aries Full Moon ... the "Lightning Moon" in Antinous Moon Magic ... ushers in a period of potentially intense and/or sudden change.

Tonight's Lightning Moon is special because it is also a Super Moon and a Total Lunar Eclipse ... the first time a Super Total Eclipse has occurred in three decades. 


So, I recommend the following:

Moonstone - this is absolutely the best crystal at this time. It helps accepting change as part of a cycle of moon phases. 

Bloodstone - helps you to act in the present moment, and deal with change. It is also meant to help you control the weather!

Clear Calcite - Helps you accept new beginnings.

Aqua Aura - my favourite suggestion for this lunar cycle. (Photo top of this entry.) It is clear quartz crystal fired in an oven with gold dust. So not dissimilar to being struck by gold lightning! The process creates a magical blue crystal. 

Friends of mine comment on the 'point' I often wear with a deep blue Iolite mounted in silver with it (one of the attributes of Iolite is supporting the body in improving physical health). 

Aqua Aura creates space for something new to come into your life. Of course, being 'created' by man made processes may mean that some people get sniffy about it! 

I usually only recommend crystals that are readily available. The above are all readily available although the Aqua Auras can be expensive.

As this is an unusual moon, however, I thought it might be interesting to mention two other crystals which are ‘striking’ in that they came about via massive strikes on the earth. Not from lightening though…

Moldavite – Thousands of years ago a huge meteorite struck earth in Europe. The impact site is now covered by regions of Moldova, the Czech Republic and Germany. 

The intense heat of the impact turned the trees, soil and rocks into a deep green "glass" tektite crystal called Moldavite which was scattered for many miles around the impact crater. Most of the central crater has now been mined of the tonnes of Moldavite it once contained.  It is much harder to find the crystals blown many miles away from that central point. So Moldavite can be very expensive – especially the delicate, tree-like, ones found in the Czech region of Besednice.

Due to its origins, Moldavite is ‘high vibrational’. Its energies flow at a level of vibration above virtually all other crystals. It will put you in touch with your higher self and ‘higher’ beings – especially if placed over your third eye. Be careful though! Many people can’t cope with the sudden head rush that Moldavites can create. I have brain damage so find I can’t go near them – especially the Besednice ones. I get very disorientated. My partner loves them so I always carry grounding crystals in case I come to near him if he is using one!

Libyan Gold/Libyan Glass Tektite - Thousands of years ago a huge meteorite struck earth in north Africa. The impact site is now covered by regions of Libya and Egypt. The intense heat of the impact turned the desert sands into a yellow ‘glass’ tektite crystal called Libyan Gold or Libyan Glass.

I usually just refer to it as Libyan Glass. 

These crystals can be very beautifully and jewellers can turn them into amazing pieces to wear. 

The Egyptian pharaohs sought out chunks of Libyan Glass to adorn their jewellery – they also knew of its magical attributes… Libyan Glass was said the bring the sun god – the Aten - to earth.

The Aten was the god who the heretical pharaoh Akhenaten worshipped and tried to make all Egyptians worship. 

It is interesting, therefore, that his son Tutankhamum (under whom Egypt was returned to its old gods) has a Libyan Glass scarab beetle carved as the central piece to the strings of jewels lain across his chest for burial (photo at the top of this entry).

Libyan Glass will help protect you on any journey, physical or spiritual. It will also help you to put the past behind you, to separate you from any negativity you have previously experienced. It is also high vibrational but the energy is smoother, less dramatic. I love it and have several pieces including a spear probably a thousand years old.

Love and Light until next week,
MARTIN

MARTIN CAMPBELL is an author living in Britain who is adept at Antinous Moon Magic in its special forms of pendulum, card reading and crystal magic. He is the author of THE LOVE GOD, a historical novel tracing the life of Antinous from the moment his tousle-haired head emerges from his mother's womb under auspicious stars in Asia Minor to the moment his head sinks beneath the swirling waters of the Nile on a starry evening in Egypt.

THE LIGHTNING MOON OF ANTINOUS
THE ARIES FULL MOON



TONIGHT's Aries Full Moon is the moon when surprises occur which can change your life in the blink of an eye.

In Antinous Moon Magic, we call this Lunar Phase the LIGHTNING MOON. Each Lunar Phase represents a Divine Spirit or Archetype. The Spirit of the LIGHTNING MOON is the Spirit of Suddenness. This Spirit is immediate, spontaneous, abrupt, instantaneous. It is all things that are as fast as lightning, quick as a flash, operating at the speed of light.

We call it the LIGHTNING MOON because of the bolt of lightning which nearly killed Hadrian and Antinous atop Mount Casius near the mouth of the Orontes River in Asia Minor. 


It was at the season of the Autumnal Equinox in the year 129 AD that the imperial court ascended Mount Casius as it was called by the Greeks and Romans. It was called Zaphon in biblical accounts and is called Mount Aqraa today, situated on the border between Syria and Turkey.

Atop this mountain overlooking the sea was a Temple of the Sun dedicated to Jupiter. A storm broke while they made their ascent, and Hadrian had the priests conduct the Equinox ceremony in the rain.

During the sacrifice at the altar, a bolt of lightning struck with a horrific, earth-shattering clap of thunder, killing the priest and the sacrificial animal together.

This was taken as a very significant portent, one that Antinous alone comprehended, the darkness of the coming death and transfiguration were presaged.

Hadrian took it as a sign that the gods of Syria had turned against him, thinking it was Baal-Zeus who struck down the priests as a warning to Hadrian of what lay ahead during the fateful journey which would end in the tragic death of Antinous.


The LIGHTNING MOON is the most impetuous and accident-prone moon of the year.

However, it is not a Lunar Phase to fear. Abrupt change can be frightening, but this Lunar Phase reminds us that change is a necessary part of life. And sometimes we need to be shocked out of lethargy in order to move in a new direction. 

In magical rituals, this Lunar Phase is ideal for effecting speedy and immediate results. In spiritual meditation, it is suited for bringing out inspiration which comes out of no where, like a bolt out of the blue.

And in mundane, everyday life, it reminds us to watch our step, keep our eye on the road and don't stand exposed on a mountain top during a thunderstorm ... unless, of course, you are prepared to undergo a dramatic transfiguration.